Introducing a Security Governance Framework for Cloud Computing

Oscar Rebollo, Daniel Mellado, Eduardo Fernández-Medina

Abstract

The cloud computing paradigm provides a more efficient way in which to provide IT services, introducing on-demand services and flexible computing resources. The adoption of these cloud services is being hindered by the security issues that arise with this new environment. A global security solution, which deals with the specific particularities of the cloud paradigm, is therefore needed, and literature fails to report on such a solution. As a consequence, in this paper we propose a novel security governance framework focused on the cloud computing environment (ISGcloud). This framework is founded upon two main standards: on the one hand, we implement the core governance principles of the ISO/IEC 38500 governance standard; and on the other hand, we propose a cloud service lifecycle based on the ISO/IEC 27036 outsourcing security draft. The paper includes an overview of the framework and the description of a collection of activities and their related tasks.

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Rebollo O., Mellado D. and Fernández-Medina E. (2013). Introducing a Security Governance Framework for Cloud Computing . In Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Security in Information Systems - Volume 1: WOSIS, (ICEIS 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-64-8, pages 24-33. DOI: 10.5220/0004601400240033


in Bibtex Style

@conference{wosis13,
author={Oscar Rebollo and Daniel Mellado and Eduardo Fernández-Medina},
title={Introducing a Security Governance Framework for Cloud Computing},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Security in Information Systems - Volume 1: WOSIS, (ICEIS 2013)},
year={2013},
pages={24-33},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004601400240033},
isbn={978-989-8565-64-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Security in Information Systems - Volume 1: WOSIS, (ICEIS 2013)
TI - Introducing a Security Governance Framework for Cloud Computing
SN - 978-989-8565-64-8
AU - Rebollo O.
AU - Mellado D.
AU - Fernández-Medina E.
PY - 2013
SP - 24
EP - 33
DO - 10.5220/0004601400240033